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AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

759K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 276 of 3238

$56.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 330 of 3238

112,787
Patients

Rank: 373 of 3238

68,625
Prescribers

Rank: 319 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 8,703 49,874 $3.4M
Massachusetts 5,416 40,660 $3.08M
California 7,472 39,500 $3.23M
Pennsylvania 5,479 38,995 $2.88M
Michigan 5,658 38,715 $2.92M
Texas 6,610 38,553 $3.1M
North Carolina 4,544 28,814 $2.14M
Alabama 4,066 27,000 $2M
Ohio 4,003 26,938 $1.97M
New York 4,732 25,940 $2.02M
Wisconsin 3,432 25,250 $2.02M
Tennessee 3,867 24,579 $1.81M
Indiana 3,112 21,083 $1.54M
Virginia 3,229 21,073 $1.6M
Missouri 3,006 20,889 $1.6M
Illinois 3,115 20,607 $1.5M
Georgia 3,322 20,035 $1.46M
South Carolina 2,770 18,313 $1.37M
Louisiana 2,521 16,601 $1.16M
Minnesota 2,344 16,099 $1.29M
Washington 2,563 15,883 $1.29M
New Jersey 2,034 12,905 $856K
Arizona 2,070 11,698 $801K
Oregon 1,697 10,607 $865K
Kentucky 1,710 10,205 $744K
Oklahoma 1,415 8,883 $685K
Utah 1,374 8,582 $618K
Maine 1,117 8,552 $543K
Colorado 1,527 8,474 $631K
Arkansas 1,241 8,473 $649K
Kansas 1,307 8,431 $667K
Mississippi 1,279 8,381 $595K
West Virginia 1,069 7,944 $604K
Maryland 1,296 7,460 $550K
New Hampshire 1,035 7,050 $528K
Connecticut 1,137 6,975 $568K
Iowa 1,031 6,904 $528K
Rhode Island 934 6,708 $506K
Nevada 952 4,943 $355K
Idaho 751 4,799 $366K
New Mexico 715 4,262 $292K
Delaware 564 4,146 $318K
Nebraska 585 3,963 $298K
Vermont 393 2,400 $191K
Montana 363 2,375 $178K
South Dakota 306 2,321 $166K
Hawaii 215 1,323 $108K
North Dakota 211 1,240 $99K
Wyoming 189 1,191 $98.8K
District of Columbia 178 727 $53.9K
Alaska 112 628 $46.2K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PETER SMITH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

WARREN

Michigan

DAVID ANAKWENZE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled410

FLORENCE

Alabama

RAUL CAPITAINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled404

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KENNETH BERDICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

FORT MYERS

Florida

JOE HOLDEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled383

CROWLEY

Louisiana

DANA WILEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled378

PIEDMONT

South Carolina

ANTHONY VITA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

KEENE

New Hampshire

EDGARDO CONCEPCION MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled371

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GEORGE HARDMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled369

FRANKLIN

Massachusetts

RAJNIKANT PATEL M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled365

PANAMA CITY

Florida

JOSEPH SIMPSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled361

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GERALD BUSCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled357

BELLAIRE

Texas

TERRI SHARO CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled354

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

LARRY FELTS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled351

JONESBORO

Arkansas

SIMON MCCLURE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

RALPH TALBOT

Psychiatry

Claims Filled349

EVERETT

Massachusetts

MOHAMAD OCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled347

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JOHN STRUNK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

DOTHAN

Alabama

LEWIS BRODSKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled338

NAPLES

Florida

SHAKIR MEGHANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled333

DOTHAN

Alabama

ARTHUR HOLT M.D

Psychologist

Claims Filled328

COLUMBUS

Georgia

FRANCISCO BORGES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

MIAMI

Florida

ARMAND SCHACHTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RICARDO DANCEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

KAREN PAJARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

VIRGINIA

Minnesota